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Sep. 23rd, 2005 07:29 pm
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I present you with a (rather accurate, I think) meme showing my political orientation:

Guess what I am! )
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005. Seventh Period. Last fifty minutes of the day.

The sun is almost completely obscured by the clouds that have been forming all day. The air is brisk–but not cold–and one can almost taste the water in the air.

Suddenly, a loud clap of thunder sounds. The floodgates of Heaven burst open, and water pours down, falling steadily past the window. Intermittent bursts of thunder punctuate the class discussion–fittingly, we are talking about Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby. All around, students are bewildered and upset by this aberration; we are in California. It doesn't rain until November, at least.

At first, I, too, complain. But as the bell rings, and we are dismissed, I feel an urge to run outside and twirl in the rain. Of course, the gargantuan backpack weighing me down prevents such frivolity, as well as Micky's presence right beside me. She's probably the most vocal of all the protestors; she doesn't even appreciate the droplets of water spilling from the sky onto the ground surrounding us.

It is the best sort of rain, the light drizzle with hints of something more powerful to come. The crashes of the thunder and the flashes of the lightning only add to the charm. High above, the sunlight creates a brilliant golden lining for a gap in the pale gray clouds, distinctly discordant with the occasional rumbling of the thunder. It is the kind of rain in which you could stand forever and hardly get soaked–the cleansing, purifying rain. It speaks of new beginnings, of life starting anew, of beauty to come. Puddles are slowly forming, tiny pools scattering the school campus, a hazard for all those wandering around after class. I suddenly feel a longing to be three again, in my yellow mackintosh and galoshes, running all around outside and jumping in every puddle I see...

And still Micky protests that there should be no rain, that I did not come to California from New Jersey just for it to rain in September–and especially not this rain. No; to her, the only decent rainstorm is one where the rain is falling in sheets so thick that you can hardly see, and you are standing outside with your significant other, huddling with them for warmth as you both get thoroughly soaked. I make a reference to Little Women–which, sadly, she does not catch–about being Under the Umbrella, and yet she disagrees with that, too.

Jokingly, I start to sing.

The weather is fright'ning,
The thunder and lightning
Seem to be having their way.
But as far as I'm concerned, it's a lovely day.

The turn in the weather
Will keep us together,
So I can honestly say
That as far as I'm concerned, it's a lovely day...
And everything's okay.

Isn't this a lovely day
To be caught in the rain?
You were going on your way;
Now you've got to remain.

Just as you were going,
Leaving me all at sea,
The clouds broke, they broke and oh,
What a break for me.

I can see the sun up high
Though we're caught in the storm.
I can see where you and I
Can be cosy and warm.

Let the rain pitter-patter,
But it really doesn't matter
If the skies are gray;
Long as I can be with you, it's a lovely day.

Micky then smacks me–I'm still unsure why–but I don't stop. In fact, I don't even stop as I walk home, come upstairs, and turn on that very song.

So here I am, sitting at my computer, the rain beating a light tattoo on the roof, the thunder sounding occasionally, and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing about being caught in the rain together.

Oh, yes, it's a lovely day.


Aug. 9th, 2005 01:36 am
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Okay, everyone. I just looked at the schedule I drew up for myself to do my APUSH–AP US History–summer homework, and I'm really behind. At this rate, I won't get it finished by September, let alone August 22, when school starts. So...I've analyzed all the reasons why I'm so behind, and the main reason comes down to this: I'm constantly on my computer, IMing, e-mailing, writing drabbles, reading fanfiction, whatever. So I get distracted...and of course, if someone IMs me, I'm hardly likely to say, "I'm doing my homework; can we talk later?", as many of my very good friends don't come online very often, and it's often a nice distraction from the tedium that is APUSH.

However, this can't go on. It can't go on now, when I have so much work to do, and it certainly can't go on over the course of the next few school years, which have the potential to determine where I end up in twenty years. I know that my major problem is all the time I spend on the computer, and so I've decided that I will take a bit of a sabbatical on the internet and online communication–at least for the rest of the week, so I can get as far with my work as I should. I will still check my e-mail and flist periodically so that I don't miss anything too big, but I can't afford to spend hours answering e-mails or hijacking, as I do now. Basically, what this means is that I won't be on any instant messaging systems at all; if you want to get in touch with me, send me an e-mail (though there's no guarantee I'll see it within a few hours of when you send it) or, for those of you who have my telephone number, call me.

*laughs* I think I'm finally waking up. It's about time I did this.

Hugs and kisses to all of you, and I'll see you (hopefully) in a week!
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Your Slanguage Profile

Aussie Slang: 50%
Prison Slang: 50%
Southern Slang: 50%
Victorian Slang: 50%
British Slang: 25%
Canadian Slang: 25%
New England Slang: 0%

...Not too surprised.

Your Aries Drinking Style

Impulsive Aries people like to party and sometimes don't know when to call it a night.
Your competitive streak makes you prone to closing time shot contests.
You're a sloppy, fun drunk, and you get mighty flirty after a couple tipples.

Getting you drunk is a good way for people to get what they want out of you, should other methods fail.
You can become bellicose when blotto, but you will assume that whatever happened should be forgiven (if not forgotten) by sunrise.
You can be counted on to do the same for others -- so long as they haven't gone and done anything really horrible to you last night (ahem, sneaky Gemini!)
Your Signature Cocktails
Aries, born under the hot-stuff planet Mars, is the ruler of spicy food and red things -- and for balance, astrologers recommend they eat tomatoes, onions, olives and greens. That's right, Aries, you were born under the sign of the bloody Mary. Aries also rules grapefruit, and they've been known to kick back a salty dog and a sea breeze or two. For extreme hotcha, try a concoction with cinnamon liqueur in it.
Your Celebrity Drinking Buddies
Conan O'Brien, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Letterman, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, and Hugh Hefner.

...Interesting. Someone tell me if this is true when I actually get drunk, please.

Stolen from practically everyone on my flist:

1. Pick your birth month.
2. Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
3. Bold the four that best apply to you.
4. Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months under a cut.

Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

Months )

Meh. That's enough for now.


You are pure, moral, and adaptable.
You tend to blend into your surroundings.
Shy on the outside, you're outspoken to your friends.

You believe that you live a virtuous life...
And you tend to judge others with a harsh eye.
As a result, people tend to crave your approval.


Your Birthdate: March 27

Your birth on the 27th day of the month (9 energy) adds a tone of selflessness and humanitarianism to your life path.

Certainly, you are one who can work very well with people, but at the same time you need a good bit of time to be by yourself to rest and meditate.

There is a very humanistic and philanthropic approach in most of things that you do.

This birthday helps you be broadminded, tolerant, generous and very cooperative.

You are the type of person who uses persuasion rather than force to achieve your ends.

You tend to be very sensitive to others' needs and feelings, and you able to give much in the way of friendship without expecting a lot in return.

Heh. Suuuuuuuuure.
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What You Really Think Of Your Friends

Savi is your soulmate.
You truly love Ethan.
You consider Krishi your true friend.
You know that Jia is always thinking of you.
You'll remember Katrina for the rest of your life.
You secretly think Micky is creative, charming, and a bit too dramatic at times.
You secretly think that Susie is colorful, impulsive, and a total risk taker.
You secretly think that Emmy is loyal and trustworthy to you. And that Emmy changes lovers faster than underwear.
You secretly think Chris is shy and nonconfrontational. And that Chris has a hidden internet romance.

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Just because I promised a certain someone *cough*Ethan*cough* that I'd put this up:

Survey/Fill-out/Youyou/Whatever )


Stolen from Savi ([profile] anokam):

List your current six favorite songs, then pick six other people that have to do the same.

1. 'A Little Bit In Love' –Edith Adams, from the musical Wonderful Town
2. 'Into the West' –Annie Lennox, from the soundtrack for the movie The Return of the King
3. 'Come What May' –Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, from the movie Moulin Rouge
4. 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' –Yvonne Elliman, from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar
5. 'On My Own' –Frances Ruffelle, from the musical Les Misérables
6. 'She Loves Me' –Daniel Massey, from the musical She Loves Me

People who have to do the same:
1. [profile] hee_licopter
2. [profile] dancergurl914
3. [profile] writing_freak88
4. [profile] cheap_lipstick
5. [profile] fictionalheart
6. [profile] kelvin217
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For Chris:

English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 100% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I
can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon
intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You
have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly!
Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog: http://shortredhead78.blogspot.com/.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 71% on Beginner
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 62% on Intermediate
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 84% on Advanced
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 97% on Expert
Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid


(No, my self-imposed internet ban is not over. I'm just checking my friends' livejournals so I don't stay too far behind...)
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Meh. Chris, some day I will bash you over the head for getting me addicted to all these memes and quizzes.

So, without further ado...

Meme )

Chris, I'm not posting my high school; I don't like it. At all.

...And I realise it's been a while since I've written a proper entry, but life is boring right now. I can't wait for finals to be over, and with them, the school year...

I can almost taste summer. *grins*
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LiveJournal Username
Why you did it
Your lair
Your hideous secret weapon
Your favourite colour
Beautiful and exotic but deadly eastern lieutenantanokam
Henchperson who constantly plays with knifeschristycorr
Your perverted scientific geniusbrightorange89
You cordon bleu chefchristycorr
Lieutenant with serious moral qualmskelvin217
Number of countries subverted100
This Fun Quiz created by Andrew at BlogQuiz.Net
Free Daily Horoscopes at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

Stolen from Chris again. As usual. *grins* I love that lineup.
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Stolen from [personal profile] christycorr.

LiveJournal Username
favorite drink
weapon of choice
do you like the taste of envelope glue?
the evil ninja mastermind hellbent on world dominationcheap_lipstick
the bewitching and sexually ambiguous one that no one knows anything aboutanokam
the scarysmart one, eerily calm even in the midst of chaosanokam
the tiny, seemingly-delicate one with a deadly temper and awesome strengthkelvin217
the pale, quiet one who turns out to be really, really scarybrightorange89
the sexy, smirking anti-villain who joins your side at the last momentfictionalheart
the snarky punk mercenary who's only there for the money and coz they love a good fightchristycorr
the distant arrogant aristocrat who wants to bring down the society they were born intohee_licopter
This Fun Quiz created by charlotte at BlogQuiz.Net
Cancer Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

...Fun, no?

(Wow, Savi, you're two things! And Chris...I find it incredibly ironic that we're the same things on each other's evil minions thing...shows something about us, no?)
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Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%

Punctuation: 100%

Spelling: 100%

Vocabulary: 100%

No, I didn't cheat.


May. 2nd, 2005 12:51 am
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It is currently past midnight on a Sunday night/Monday morning, and I'm still up. I swear, I'm turning into Ethan...(No offense, Ethan, but you're a procrastinator supreme.)

I almost wrote 'superme'...Wow. It's late. And I'm kind of out of it.

Why am I up, you ask? Oh, because of a bleeding stupid Kashmir report about which I was stupid and which I put off to the last minute...To be fair, though, I had about 300 of the 1,000-1,500 mandatory words written up.

The problem: This is a group report. And while I've written my part, and finished it, and sent it off for peer editing, I haven't got either Molly's or Michelle's sections of the paper to peer edit (a requirement)...

And I still have to do my math homework...and write the lesson reflection...meh.

Fuck it all.

Have just realised that math homework is in math binder, which, conveniently, I left at school. Lovely.

I think I'm going to cry.



Apr. 28th, 2005 08:24 pm
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Oh, the irony...

'Embraceable You' is playing on my computer.


Apr. 26th, 2005 10:57 pm
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Everyone, go read this. Now. That's an order. It's so funny...

Death and the Maiden

Much thanks to Katrina for suggesting it!
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"So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine, with human fatality; so long as the three problems of the age—the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of woman by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night—are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words, and from a yet more extended point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless."

—Victor Hugo, 1862, Preface to Les Misérables

...So beautiful. And very true.


Mar. 21st, 2005 09:12 pm
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Okay, everyone ignore my (decidedly strange) entry from yesterday. I apologise; I think I just need spring break (which, coincidentally, starts on Saturday...thank the Gods!)

P.S. 6 days!


Mar. 16th, 2005 06:56 am
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If I were God over LiveJournal... by shinikami
Jesus would beanokam
The four archangels would behee_licopter
The Blessed Virgin would bechristycorr
Satan would behee_licopter
The antichrist would becheap_lipstick
And YOU would beA saint
Quiz created with MemeGen!

I'm a saint!
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Well, it's been a while since I've last posted. I shan't bore you with tales of my amazingly ennui-inducing life; suffice to say that I haven't exactly had a peachy few weeks. Oh, and I'm still a bit congested...bloody viruses.

In conjunction with why I've had a bad few weeks...why are humans so apathetic? How can we let atrocities happen while just standing by and thinking, 'Well, I don't have an interest in that, so I don't care' or 'It's not happening to me, so let's just be glad that it's not and leave it at that.' Bloody cowards, the lot of us...

And take a look at  this and this. It's sobering, and half the reason why my week was so awful...I cried for a while about it on Monday. How can humans be such awful creatures?


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